Moki (formally known as MokiMobility) is a cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) platform and development company which specializes in single-purpose iOS, Android, and BrightSign devices.[1][2] Moki's software allows companies to convert mobile devices like iPad, Android tablets, and BrightSign players into retail kiosks, mobile point of sale devices, digital signs, product displays, conference room schedulers, or retail sales terminals. Moki's cloud-based platform provides security, remote management and monitoring of the mobile devices and applications.[1] Moki is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.[3]

Company typePrivate
FounderTy Allen, Thomas Karren, Eric Johnson
Key people
Paul Salisbury (CEO)|Michael Girdley (chairman)
ParentDura Software

Background edit

Ty Allen, Thomas Karren, and Eric Johnson founded MokiMobility in late 2011.[1]

In June 2012 MokiMobility launched MokiTouch, the first Android kiosk application with remote management.[4] The company followed up the release with MokiTouch Pro, a more secure media content app, in October,[5]

In October 2012 MokiManage became the first mobile device and application management platform built on the Google App Engine.[6] Mokimanage, which uses Google App Engine's High-Replication Datastore and Task Queue API, enables remote management of application settings, application distribution, and device management for Android and iOS systems.[7]

In February 2013 the company launched the MokiMobility Solution Center, an app directory for purposed tablet solutions.[8][9]

In April 2013 MokiMobility raised $2 million in seed funding to expand their dedicated mobile device management platform and enhance end-point security. Investment firm Epic Ventures led the round with additional funding from Allegis Capital and Fusion-IQ.[10][11][12]

In June 2018, Dura Software announced the acquisition of MokiMobility and changed the official name of the company to Moki, LLC. It was the first acquisition of Dura Software, a company formed by two veterans of the San Antonio tech scene, Michael Girdley as board chairman and Paul Salisbury as CEO. Dura Software is an entirely new type of software company with a unique model that acquires and operates B2B software companies with the intent to hold them long-term.

Product edit

Moki is a cloud-based mobile device management platform which converts mobile devices like iPad, Android tablets and BrightSign players into single-purpose devices like kiosks, mobile point-of-sale, digital signs, product displays, conference room schedulers, or retail sales terminals.[1][13][14] The company also provides security, remote management, and monitoring on specified mobile devices with purposed applications.[11][15]

Partnerships edit

In April 2013 MokiMobility partnered with Revel Systems, a San Francisco-based creator of iPad POS deployments for restaurants and retail stores.[11][16] Revel is one of the first companies to build POS solutions on an iPad.[16][17] Through the partnership, MokiMobility and Revel Systems will develop an iPad POS system that adheres to new PCI Security Council guidelines.[16]

Leadership edit

Paul Salisbury, a former Rackspace Hosting Inc. senior vice president of customer experience and service delivery operations, is CEO of Moki.[18] Over the course of his career, Paul Salisbury has held various operational and customer success leadership roles at Procter & Gamble, Ernst &Young, and Dell.

Michael Girdley, managing director of the $20 million Geekdom Fund, which invests in early-stage startups, is a board member of Dura Software. Girdley also co-founded Codeup in San Antonio and serves as a partner at RealCo, a long-term accelerator, based at Geekdom in San Antonio.[19]

Salisbury and Girdley co-founded the holding company in November 2017 after being introduced to each other by Graham Weston.[19]

References edit

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  5. ^ "MokiMobility Releases MokiTouch Pro, a Rich Web and Media Content App for iPad Kiosks". Ulitzer. 25 Oct 2012. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  6. ^ "Google App Engine Helps MokiMobility Simplify Mobile Device Management" (PDF). Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  7. ^ Jayashree Adkoli (4 Oct 2013). "MokiMobility's MokiManage Management Platform Powered by Google App Engine". TMCnet. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  8. ^ "MokiMobility Launches iPad and Android Tablets Solution Center". EMC. 15 Feb 2013. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  9. ^ "MokiMobility Launches iPad and Android Tablets Solution Center". Web 2.0 Journal. 13 Feb 2013. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  10. ^ John Koetsier (3 Apr 2013). "Funding daily: Money, money, money, as no fewer than 13 companies get funded or acquired". Venture Beat. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  11. ^ a b c Darrell Etherington (3 Apr 2013). "MokiMobility Raises $2M In Seed Funding For Mobile Device Management, Partners With Revel Systems". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  12. ^ CJ Arlotta (8 Apr 2013). "Tablet Fleet Management Platform MokiMobility Raises $2M". MSPmentor. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  13. ^ Brad Hintze (25 Mar 2012). "10 innovative ways businesses are using the iPad". Tech Republic. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  14. ^ Ken Hess (16 May 2012). "What's better than MDM? Moki MDM". ZDNet. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  15. ^ "Moki Takes Holistic Approach To mPOS Security". PYMNTS. 26 Mar 2013. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  16. ^ a b c "MokiMobility nets $2M in seed funding and partnership with Revel Systems". Mobile Payments Today. 4 Apr 2013. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  17. ^ John Adams (3 Apr 2013). "MokiMobility and Revel Team to Address Mobile Data Security Rules". PaymentsSource. Retrieved 13 Apr 2013.
  18. ^ "Dura Software Launches with First Acquisition—Moki Mobility". June 11, 2018. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  19. ^ a b lalorek (2018-06-24). "Dura Software in San Antonio Buys Utah-Based Moki". SiliconHills. Retrieved 2018-12-19.